Group B Streptococcal Infection Overview
What is group B streptococcal infection?
A person with a group B streptococcal infection has an infection from group B streptococci. The streptococcal bacteria can spread to a newborn from the mother during birth. Group B streptococcal infection can cause life-threatening infections in newborns.
What are the symptoms of a group B streptococcal infection?
Early-onset infection produces symptoms of infection within the first week of life, and usually within the first 48 hours of delivery. Pneumonia is the most common infection, causing symptoms of pneumonia and symptoms of shock. Symptoms of meningitis may be present in up to 30% of infants.
How does the doctor treat a group B streptococcal infection?
Treatment for a Group B streptococcal infection in the mother includes oral antibiotics. Treatment for a Group B streptococcal infection in the newborn includes intravenous antibiotics.
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